Take initiative and ask your manager and superiors how you can make it easier for them, increasing your value and giving you the chance to work together
Volunteer for special projects; do work key to your organization’s future
Record your accomplishments, update your LinkedIn and make sure to quantify them
Act more like an owner than employee – no matter what your position
Work your network by adding value to them, improving all involved
And don’t forget to de-stress, which is critical to your creativity and happiness.
In a recent post, we talked about how this is the time of year when many of us are most likely to be looking around for a new job. That means resignations that are right around the corner. If you’re one of the lucky ones about to add a new line to your resume, how you leave your job can seriously impact your career. This piece in The New York Post shows how to resign without aggravating your soon-to-be-past employer.
Glassdoor has compiled a list of the 25 jobs with the highest ratings for work-life balance. A surprising number of the positions that allow for work-life balance seem to require a background in science, The New York Post repor
A post-recession study has found that employers seeking office workers were more likely to call unemployed applicants with relevant experience than those with similar backgrounds who took a lower-level position during the economic downturn. Nearly 10% of the jobless applicants were called by the employes, compared to 8.5% of those who had taken a stopgap job. But some staffing experts still say having a job, any job, beats the alternative, USA Today reports. “I think the employer… says they’re continuing to work and continuing to develop their skills,” says John Reed, an executive at staffing firm Robert Half.
Sleep deprivation causes many problems: a spike in heart disease risk, depression, weight gain and certain types of cancer, says sleep researcher James B. Maas. Plus, it will make you less popular at the office, since it makes it harder to concentrate, make decisions and get along with others. But get anywhere between 7 ½ and nine hours of sleep, you’re almost three times more likely to gain insight into a problem compared those who remained awake, says Maas. Read more tips here.